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Old 04-12-2017, 11:25 AM
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Hi all,

I'm looking to purchase a Z/G this Spring and came across this in my neighborhood - it appears to be pretty clean and non-modded. Would love your thoughts.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...083520327.html


Thanks!!
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:30 AM
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Looks nice, but $11K seems way high for that year - but it does vary by region. Take it to a dealer for a thorough checkout, if you're serious about it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:32 AM
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Looks nice, but $11K seems way high for that year - but it does vary by region. Take it to a dealer for a thorough checkout, if you're serious about it.
Thanks Dean - what would you consider a reasonable price for this with 72k miles?
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:35 AM
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I'd check the KBB site for your area. Also, carefully check those wheels for cracks. They are OEM-Nissan, but there were issues with them, and there may have been a factory service bulletin or recall.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:38 AM
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I'd check the KBB site for your area. Also, carefully check those wheels for cracks. They are OEM-Nissan, but there were issues with them, and there may have been a factory service bulletin or recall.
Thanks - yeah I did punch it into both NADA and KBB and got pretty different results. KBB came out around $8-9k for good/very good condition whereas NADA was around $11k. Pretty big range! But will get more info from the seller, thanks!
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It all comes down to how serious the seller is, and how serious a buyer you are, but I'd still have the car checked out. Most of the bugs were worked out by '05, but it's still a 12-year old sports car. Check insurance rates, too, and be aware that you'll be lucky to get 15mpg.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:15 PM
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see if you can get one of the local guys with more knowledge of the cars to go with ya, buy em a beer or something for it
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:20 PM
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and tossing in my 2 cents- def. get it on a lift to look for rust if its been in that part of the country a bit... and while under there- check the rear differential bushing for leak or if its been replaced, and check the lower ball joints on the steering (even if you are a shade tree mechanic- they are both possibly a hassle to replace- and if you are using a mechanic- $$$-which might be a bargaining point) search the forum for threads about both of those repairs/replacements....

i also am chiming in recommending getting the wheels inspected.
read too many horror stories/seen the pictures of folks cars/wheels after they cracked (something about the chroming process weakening them) possibly another bargaining point

if i think of any other lil things that came up after i bought my 05 last year -i'll chime in again...
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:34 PM
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I'd be most concerned that the google map of the vehicle's location indicates the middle of Lake Marion.

Sorry, you got all the good, serious recs already. OK, back to vacay....

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